Sunday 13 May, 2018
In the turbulent Middle Ages the English – Scots border was scattered with defensive towers, peles and bastles. Leader Andrew Nicholson will take you through some of the most violent borderlands, passing near several monuments of the troubled past before arriving at the atmospheric earthworks of Liddle Strength, perched high above the confluence of the Esk and Liddle rivers.
A Riverside and woodland walk from Longtown then old Waverley Line railway to Liddle Strength. Return via quiet road then woodland through Netherby estate and across suspension bridge over Esk, past Kirkandrews Church and Kirkandrews Tower then Longtown.
8 miles easy walking through riverside and woodland on level ground except for one short steep ascent, some rough vegetation. Dogs allowed but must be on leads around livestock and in Netherby Estate woodland.
Meet 10.30am at Moot Hall, Brampton or 10.50am Longtown (by footpath sign between Armstrongs Haulage entrance and JD Pipes, NY375690).
Bring a picnic and drink, waterproofs and boots.